Jiří Novotný (ice hockey)
August 12, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|HC Lev Praha
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlant Moscow Oblast
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||22nd overall, 2001
Novotný was drafted 22nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He spent two seasons with HC České Budějovice in the Czech Republic before moving on to the Sabres' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in a January 12, 2006 game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Novotný's first NHL point came in his second game, when he assisted on a Daniel Paille goal against the Los Angeles Kings on January 14, 2006. His first NHL goal came in his sixth game, against the Florida Panthers on February 11, 2006.
He was traded on February 27, 2007 to the Washington Capitals with a 1st round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling. At the conclusion of the season, he was not extended a qualifying offer by the Capitals, making him an unrestricted free agent.
On July 3, 2007, Novotný was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract.
|2000–01||HC České Budějovice||CZE||19||0||4||4||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||HC České Budějovice||CZE||41||8||6||14||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||65||8||14||22||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||42||4||3||7||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL||45||12||21||33||8||4||0||1||1||0|
|2012–13||HC Lev Praha||KHL||43||6||9||15||18||4||1||0||1||4|
|Representing Czech Republic|
|Gold||2010 Cologne||Ice hockey|
|Bronze||2011 Bratislava||Ice hockey|
|Bronze||2012 Helsinki||Ice hockey|
Played for the Czech Republic in:
- 2007 World Championships
- 2008 World Championships
- 2010 World Championships (Gold medal)
- 2011 World Championships (Bronze medal)
|Senior int'l totals||13||1||1||2||10|
- "Capitals acquire first-round pick, Novotny from Buffalo". capitals.nhl.com. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- "Blue Jackets sign center Jiri Novotny to two-year deal". bluejackets.nhl.com. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- Media related to Jiří Novotný (ice hockey) at Wikimedia Commons
- Jiri Novotny's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
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